Woman Leaps to Death at SAF Village

Published: 27th June 2014 07:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2014 07:46 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A 49-year-old woman, who was undergoing treatment for depression, reportedly committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of her fourth floor apartment at the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games village in Koyambedu in the city, on Thursday.

Police said Parvathy Bhatt (49), living in a flat in the B Block of SAF Village took the extreme step on Thursday morning. Her husband, Balasubramani Bhatt (55), a deputy commissioner with the Central Excise, found her missing from bed around 6 am.

Since she had the habit of going for a morning walk, he rushed to the terrace but could not find her. He looked down and saw his wife lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

He rushed Paravthy to a private hospital, where the doctors declared her dead on arrival. She was later moved to Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital where doctors confirmed her death.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman was suffering from depression and was undergoing treatment for the for the past five years.

“They have furnished the medical records of the deceased and the prescriptions which prove that she was under medication. They have been treating her for the past five years and her condition was improving. All of a sudden she took the extreme step”, an official privy to the investigation told Express.

The body was handed over to the family after post-mortem and a case of unnatural death under section 174 of CrPC was registered and further investigation is on.

Meanwhile, the relatives who were present at her residence maintained that the woman slipped off from the terrace when she was on a morning walk.

She is survived by her husband and two daughters aged 20 and 16.


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